New Moon in Libra Brings Balance – For Now

October 19, 2017

Today’s new moon in Libra might have you feeling like brand-new fiancés Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) in the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show: driving off into the sunset, thinking that all is right in the little world – we know our roles, we’re playing them perfectly, and everything’s going according to plan.

But, with Uranus opposing this lunation, it won’t take much—a thunderstorm, a wrong turn down a dark country road, a busted tire—to completely upset the balance. Don’t worry, though, because “there’s a light over at the Frankenstein place!”

Need a push in the right direction? This big-picture reading shows you where to focus and how to avoid potential pitfalls!

At this new moon, we may encounter our own version of Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), the androgynous, extraterrestrial mad scientist who subverts everything Brad and Janet thought they knew about each other—and themselves. And by Sunday, when Mars enters Libra and the sun moves into Scorpio, we should be feeling bold enough to break a few taboos and take a walk on the wild side… potentially transforming ourselves in the process.

On Tuesday, shapeshifter Mercury in Scorpio trines glamorous Neptune in Pisces, urging us to have some fun and play around with gender roles—or any other roles that have become restrictive to our self-expression.

Just remember: every wild night has a morning after. Under retrograde Neptune’s influence, it can be easy to get carried away and confuse fantasy with reality.

If you haven’t yet experienced The Rocky Horror Picture Show, now’s your chance!